Nicole's Secret Celeb Admirer
Who says stars don't get psyched up about meeting other stars? Arli$$ actor Jim Turner tells us that on the set of their upcoming movie Bewitched (based on the '60s TV sitcom), Will Ferrell was practically giddy about being face to face with Nicole Kidman. He "was getting all excited when we were rehearsing," Turner told us at the recent Friends for ALS Research Celebrity Golf Classic in Rockville, Md. "We were about to enter the scene and run into Nicole Kidman. He says to me, 'Isn't this great? Isn't this great?' I said, 'Uh, yeah. The movie?' He goes, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah. The movie's great. But it's Nicole Kidman! It’s Nicole Kidman!' He's jumping up and down." And how was it being around Ms. Kidman? "She's very funny," Turner says. "I'm really a big fan of hers now. There's something about her. When the camera's rolling, it's like a light comes on inside of her. It's like there's a fire inside of her all of a sudden. There's a noticeable difference – and she's great off-camera. She's really attractive and gorgeous and everything. But when that camera's rolling, it's like, boom! You go, 'Oh, this is a movie star.'"
She may be R&B's "No More Drama" queen, but Mary J. Blige still gets a thrill from the dramatic. "I was doing a record signing in Manhattan and two girls gave me a pair of diamond earrings with 'MJB' on them. I said, 'A fan has never given me anything like this before!' " says Blige, who just released Mary J. Blige Live from Los Angeles on DVD. "I hugged and kissed them. They were ecstatic. They couldn't believe that Mary J. Blige appreciated it that much." So what did she do with the jewelry? "When I go out to the pool hall, or if I'm not going to any big situation, I'll wear those earrings," she says.
Even Jackasses Need Love
MTV Jackass star Chris Pontius plans to marry his sweetheart, Claire, in Malibu on Oct. 29, the daredevil star tells us. Cameron Diaz will attend the nuptials, says Pontius, as well as Jackass costars Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and Jason Acuna, who will be the best man. Some 60 of Claire's friends and family are also planning to fly in from her native Ireland. "It's going to be a circus," says Pontius.
Caught in the Act
Jason Lee (Almost Famous), buying a few pairs of shoes at the launch of the new Reebok showroom on L.A.'s Robertson Boulevard.
Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan, lunching with three companions at L.A. eatery Mr. Chow.
Agent Cody Banks star Frankie Muniz, riding in the back of a packed SUV down L.A.'s Sunset Strip.
Donatella Versace, at Harrod's in London for the launch of her new fragrance, Crystal Noir.
By SUSAN MANDEL, MOLLY LOPEZ, ZORIANNA KIT, MARISA LAUDADIO, NICK WHITE, CLARE KLEINEDLER and MONIQUE JESSEN
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